Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage will host the ninth edition of the Dubai International Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition.
Wafi Center, Dubai
15 April 2017, 10:00 AM
30 April 2017, 10:00 PM
Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), in cooperation with the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing of the Government of Dubai will host the ninth edition of the Dubai International Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition from 15th to 31st April at Wafi Mall in Dubai.The exhibition is a flagship initiative under the Dubai Art Season umbrella and Dubai International Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition will serve as the closing event of Dubai Art Season – the two-month showcase of art and cultural events that takes place during March and April and brings artists and visitors together for an unmatched celebration of creativity, innovation and culture.
There will be dedicated sections for ‘Classic’, ‘Modern’ and ‘Illuminated’ calligraphy works which will be complemented by the collection of His Excellency Mohammed Al Murr, to offer visitors an evocative blend that celebrates the myriad facets of Arabic calligraphy. Presenting works from over 50 international calligraphy artists, the exhibition fulfills Dubai Culture’s mandates to support artistic talent and preserve Islamic heritage. Dubai International Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition captures the rich heritage of this Islamic art, by uniting artists from across the globe to celebrate the special significance of calligraphy in Emirate national identity.
Alongside the exhibition, Dubai Culture will offer over 20 workshops for all ages, where visitors can learn first-hand about calligraphy techniques and immerse themselves in the subliminal connotations related to poetry, artistic beauty and history of this art form. The workshops will explore the historical and social significance of calligraphy, as well as its various styles and forms of expression.
Dubai Culture aims to enhance Dubai’s cultural scene and draw attention to the Emirate’s rich heritage with a variety of initiatives that take place throughout the year. This is the second edition of the exhibition organised by the Authority, fulfilling its mandate to build bridges of constructive dialogue between different civilizations and cultures through enriching initiatives that benefit the Emirate’s citizens, residents and visitors.